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What Is Success For Steve Ensminger?

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I’m going to genuinely indulge in my curiosity here.

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With the news that LSU will be promoting Steve Ensminger to the offensive coordinator position, along with whatever additional moves will be made regarding Jerry Sullivan, reviews from fans have been...mixed...to say the least.

My take on the subject is established at this point: it’s not my choice, but I understand why Ed Orgeron made it, and I think it should be judged on its results like anything else. In the end, how LSU’s passing game develops will be what people really care about — understandable after the last decade.

Still, I suspect there will be an ample amount of hollerin’ over the next eight months or so until the season starts, so it raises my curiosity a bit: what, exactly, constitutes success, for the Steve Ensminger experiment, in your eyes?

For some fans, the desire to see a successful passing attack supersedes almost anything else — or at least, the belief that said success will automatically translate to the rest of the team.

Some are all about the points — and Ensminger was able to generate that in his interim term, as we’ve established.

Others chalk success entirely up to one single game, and I think we all know what game I’m referring to. Sure, there are 11 other games on the schedule, but we all want LSU to break the streak versus Alabama, right?

For others, the goal is championship and the College Football Playoff or bust?

So where are you at?

Poll

What will you consider a successful 2018 season for Steve Ensminger as LSU’s offensive coordinator?

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  • 32%
    Average at least 30 points per game
    (144 votes)
  • 16%
    QB with at least 3,000 yards passing with a 150 passer rating
    (71 votes)
  • 14%
    Beat Bama
    (64 votes)
  • 36%
    Win the SEC or make the CFB Playoff
    (162 votes)
441 votes total Vote Now

Feel free to expound on your answer comments. I’m genuinely curious as to how people view a successful OC.